This $3.995 million High Park home has a connection to an 80-year-old mystery

Backing directly onto the calm waters of Grenadier Pond and the lush expanses of High Park, 21 Grenadier Hts. is listed at $3.995 million and offers four bedrooms, five bathrooms and an enchanting landscaped garden.

In an exclusive enclave hidden amid scenic park lands and ponds in every direction, this quiet neighbourhood gives the impression of being many miles from the buzz of city life yet rests in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant west end and steps from a major Toronto theatre event.

Not only is this beautiful Tudor revival home a rarity on the market, but it also holds an intriguing history with connections to Lithuania’s hard-won independence.

21 Grenadier Hts c. 1957. Toronto
21 Grenadier Hts c. 1957. Toronto

After a long journey to liberation, the Baltic nation of Lithuania gained sovereignty in 1918. In its wake, many vital documents were drafted, including a series of international treaties, solidifying its global status. Democracy was short-lived, however, and when WW2 ravaged the region, these all-important documents were hurried off for safekeeping.

But in the ensuing turmoil, they disappeared.

For 80 years, the treaties were given up as lost forever until a neighbour of Lithuanian dignitary Vytautas Gylys, who once lived at 21 Grenadier Hts., discovered the documents several years ago by chance.

With the mystery finally solved, the treaties returned to Lithuania, which saw freedom restored in 1990 with the fall of the Soviet Union.

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Both intriguing and unique, this historically significant house on the shores of Grenadier Pond awaits a new generation to fill its next chapter with memories.

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Step inside and notice how the timeless craftsmanship of this home speaks for itself – from the beautiful antique hardwood floors to the wainscot detailing and grand staircase.

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Passing through a set of French doors, enter the sunny living room, which spans the entire depth of the house. Enjoy back garden access and pretty street views too.

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The combined kitchen, dining room and family room is an equally lovely space. Upgraded with delightful cornflower blue shaker cabinets and top-of-the-line appliances, you’ll also notice a cozy fireplace and box window seating.

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For special occasions, enjoy the formal dining room, which offers the perfect space for holiday gatherings.

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The basement provides yet another welcoming spot ideal for casual hangouts.

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Upstairs, the primary bedroom is bright and cheerful. It offers luxuries such as a large ensuite bathroom and a walk-in closet.

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Also located on this floor are a pretty dressing room and a walk-out terrace with serene water views.

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The third floor loft is a delightful retreat where sunlight streams through several skylights.

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The back garden provides a quiet waterfront sanctuary with plenty of greenery and birdsong. Spend your days watching boats pass by, or go down to the pond’s edge and hop aboard your own for a day on the water.

21 Grenadier Hts. is listed with Harrison Milborne of Milborne Real Estate Inc. Brokerage.

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